On Monday, 19 September 2022 at 19:16:56 UTC+10, Janis wrote:
> I consider 'Cha' a minor, quite unimportant stat. In practice it
> affects prices in shops that may be a nuisance but solutions are
> considering that; like going for a pick-axe and get money. (More
> an issue in Slashem due to heavily increased prices with low Cha.)
> Usually I enhance it just by the way, when using blessed potions
> of gain ability that I drink to increase the more important stats.
True. But I typically try to consort with foocubi from sinks as I
travel between stashes in mid-game aiming at boosting level and
energy. And the latter is really unlikely to work out unless the
character possesses a decent Int+Cha. For Barb with a low natural
Int it's not very easy to achieve if Cha is damaged too. But, once
again, I, as previously said, agree with you - low Cha is more of
a nuisance, not a game-changer.
> Was it a literal "nothing happens" message in your case? (I took
> it as an informal statement.) - If so then you don't need to try
> further; all your stats are at max and all other impaired things
> (hallu, conf, etc.) fixed then.
It was, I just after all those years of nethacking managed not to
pick the difference between "nothing seems to happen" and "nothing
happens". Got it now thanks to Pat Rankin.
> Has it became clear how you lost the Cha permanently? - I cannot
> recall (in NH-343) to have it observed dropping unrecoverable.
Again, I think Pat Rankin is correct here, at least I don't see a
better explanation. Sitting on the throne and feeling very
repulsive sent my Cha below 3, which triggers some special
treatment by the game, part of which is restoring it back to 3.
Apparently there is a bug (or a very bug-like behaviour) in 343
that erases the previous high stat value when it happens. Won't be
surprised if it is still there in the current version.